Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be among the Republican choices in the state GOP’s first presidential caucuses on March 13.
Gingrich, who has campaigned in Hawaii, joins former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas.
*Update: Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucuses and Romney won the New Hampshire primary. Romney is leading Gingrich and Santorum in South Carolina, which votes next Saturday.
If Romney continues to win, he may lock up the nomination before the presidential campaign reaches Hawaii.
“Speaker Gingrich has campaigned personally in Hawaii and will be on the March 13 ballot,” David Chang, the party’s chairman, said in a statement. “We look forward to all of the Republican presidential candidates competing for Hawaii’s 17 GOP convention delegates.”